Every December, the shopping centre’s come alive with the magic of the holidays. From photo ops with the bright lights displays and festive decors to a visit with Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick himself, it’s the most special time of the year to go shopping for and with your loved ones.
As per tradition, Tsawwassen Mills (a Central Walk Centre) is celebrating the season in merry and bright spirits, welcoming in shoppers from all across Metro Vancouver and beyond to experience their retail mix of premium fashion brands, factory outlets, and first-to-market retailers and to take part in the shopping centre’s special events and promotions all month long.
Gather up your family and friends to take your annual photo (and share your Christmas list) with Santa at Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland, now open until Christmas Eve. Each customer will receive a free 4×6 photo, as well as a video, which you can easily share online.
It wouldn’t be the Christmas season without the sweet sounds of Christmas music. On December 10 at 1 p.m., you can enjoy an acoustic holiday performance from Vancouver-based musical duo Cross Parallel at the Tsawwassen Mills Food Hall, followed by a meet and greet with Jordan Pritchett and Danielle Marie afterwards. Then, in classic tradition on Christmas Eve, Christmas carolers will sing carols and spread the holiday cheer around the shopping centre between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
If you’re looking for some holiday gift inspiration, The Mom Market’s pop-up on the weekends of December 3-4 and December 10-11 is sure to give you lots of great ideas. This free winter marketplace features a collective of small local businesses within one space, with vendors of all kinds, ranging from handmade candles to handcrafted jewelry.
During Tsawwassen Mills’ Happy Hour Shopping from Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to close, several retail stores and outlets will offer a special discount for shoppers, including 10% everything in store at the Reebok Outlet, 10% off at a purchase of $100 andmore at the Puma Outlet, and 15% off regular price at RW & Co.
If that’s not enough, Columbia Sportswear will be celebrating the Grand Opening of its new factory store at Tsawwassen Mills. To commemorate this momentous occasion, the global outdoor equipment leader is offering incredible deals on apparel, footwear and accessories, including 20% off Entire Purchase in-store from December 16 to 21st, as well as a free Columbia Tote Bag with purchases of $100 or more.
For even deeper deals and discounts (and to cover your entire shopping list in one go), check out the outlets for top brands such as Aldo, Browns Shoes, Call It Spring, Children's Place, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Lindt, Lululemon, Mountain Warehouse, Old Navy, Samsonite, and Victoria’s Secret throughout the spacious shopping centre.
To make your holiday shopping experience a total one-stop shop, Tsawwassen Mills’ Gift Wrap Kiosk (open from now until December 24) can take care of wrapping your presents with the help of their volunteer elfs. Proceeds from the gift wrapping service will support programs at BC Blind Sports.
FIFA World Cup fans can also keep up with the tournament in Qatar as they shop, as Tsawwassen Mills is hosting a World Cup viewing space where shoppers can watch the games live and have a chance to win prizes, including jerseys, souvenirs and gift cards, worth over $6000 in value.
Tsawwassen Mills’ holiday hours (December 12 to 30):
• Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m
• Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Christmas Day: closed
• Boxing Day: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• New Year's Eve: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• New Year's Day: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tsawwassen Mills is easily accessible by public transit from downtown Vancouver, via the Canada Line to Bridgeport Station with bus service (via the 620 or 601) dropping off just a two minute walk from the shopping centre. Go to tsawwassenmills.com for more information.